Meet Dr Ali Somers – our new Research Fellow for Intergenerational Linking

Hello! I am thrilled to join the Care Home Friends and Neighbours: Intergenerational Linking project. As someone who is passionate about all things intergenerational, I think this project presents a meaningful opportunity to spark engagement between care homes and children across England, at a time when we will really need this connection most. The organisations

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New course: Supporting care homes with community engagement

Are you interested in a short course to support busy care home staff in getting the most out of their community? We know that community engagement is a key priority for care homes. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) have recently identified community engagement as a key characteristic of outstanding care homes. Community engagement is also

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Grant applications open for local Intergenerational Linking projects in England

We’re thrilled to announce that up to 10 grants of up to £31,000 are available from The Dunhill Medical Trust to create an intergenerational linking project in your area of England, as part of the national initiative Care Home Friends and Neighbours: Intergenerational Linking. Care Home Friends and Neighbours: Intergenerational Linking is an exciting national

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Join our webinar – intergenerational linking between young people and older people living in care homes

Are you interested in intergenerational work and the exciting possibilities of linking young and older people together? On Wednesday 7th October 4-5:30pm we’re hosting a free webinar all about our Care Home Friends and Neighbours: Intergenerational Linking Project, linking young people from schools and youth organisations with older people living in care homes across England. We’ll

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Hounslow Mayor launches ‘Gift a Geranium’ campaign at Atfield House

We’re delighted that, inspired by our #GeraniumJoy campaign, the Mayor of Hounslow, Councillor Tony Louki, is calling on his local Hounslow community to ‘Gift a Geranium’ to a nearby care home, “to acknowledge the hard work all care home staff have been doing over the last few months and still continue to do so.” Many

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CMM article: community engagement during COVID-19

We’re delighted that the June 2020 edition of the Care Management Matters (CMM) e-book features an article from My Home Life England and Care Home FaNs about the impact of COVID-19 on community engagement, and how the community and care homes can still come together at this challenging time, despite the restrictions and social distancing.

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Bring Geranium Joy to care homes!

With some garden centres now re-opening, we’re calling on the community to pick up a plant on their visit (or find one they already have!) and drop it off at their local care home to spread some Geranium Joy! 🌺 Residents are missing visits from loved ones and many are feeling isolated during this pandemic.

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Local community celebrates Daphne’s 100th birthday

Daphne Reed, a much-loved resident of Franklin House Care Home in West Drayton, turned 100 years old on Friday 31st January 2020 and staff at Franklin House ensured her milestone birthday didn’t pass quietly! With a visit from the Mayor and Mayoress of Hillingdon and a card from the Queen, Daphne’s century celebrations really were

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